Welcome to Camp Cooper

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Camp Cooper is located in the coast range where logging was a major economy -- our old-growth timber preserve, with its nature trail and waterfall, reminds us of the pristine forests of the great northwest.  Camp Cooper has been designated the council's training camp, and is home to the outstanding National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) programs. 

NYLT is a premier youth leadership training course based on the syllabus of the National youth training program.  This training course closely mirrors the same training that adult leaders recieve during Wood Badge, so a troop that has adults and youth who have completed Wood Badge and NYLT will be a troop that is stronger, better organized, and provides outstanding Scouting for boys.  Please visit the NYLT page for more details and to place a reservation.

Cooper also hosts Wood Badge courses, and is a popular destination for guest group rentals during summer months, especially organizations wishing to hold week-long summer camps.

Located near Willamina, Oregon, and 90 minutes southwest of Portland, Camp Cooper is open for weekend camping September through June depending on current snow level. Reservations and tour permits are required. Camp boasts a delightful self-guided nature trail, waterfall, wild berries, and fishing on Lake Hurl. Camp Cooper is an ideal camp for troops wishing to enjoy the back country. A resident camp ranger and campmaster crew are on site each weekend. Drinking water is available from one central location, October 1 to June 1. Chains are required on your vehicle from November 15 to April 1.

Camp Calendar

May 29-31: Volunteer Work Weekend
Jun 6-8: Order Of The Arrow Ordeal
Jun 28: NYLT Session 1
Jul 6: NYLT Session 2
Jul 13: Summer Camp Begins

Property Facts

Highway Map: Click here  to download a map to camp  map hwy cooper
Trail Map: Click here  to download a map of camp  map trail cooper
Mailing Address:
6000 SW Bald Mountain Road
Willamina, OR 97396
GPS Coordinates:
45. 15.035 N  /  123. 30.357 W
Location: 30 minutes north of Willamina, Oregon
Elevation: XXXft
Size: 240 acres
Date Acquired: 1932 

Support Your Camp

Work Weekend: Each camp holds a work weekend during which volunteers get together to complete needed projects over one day or one weekend.  A list of weekends and contact information for other properties can be found on the Work Weekend page. 

Adopt-A-Project: Camp rangers keep lists of projects that a group, from Cub Scout packs to Boy Scout troops, or even families, Rotary or other service clubs, can 'adopt' based on their skill level and resources.  A sample list of projects can be found on the Adopt-A-Project page, along with contact information for camp rangers so you can find a project suitable for your group.

Camp Host Program: Many camps have Camp Hosts most weekends to help visiting campers maximize their camping experience.  Become a Camp Host to help packs and troops have great weekend camping trips.

Make A Donation Of Equipment: Visit our Equipment Donations page to see a list of items that our camps need.  To make a donation, please send an email to info@cpcbsa.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

. If at all possible, include photos of the items. Please provide a detailed description of the equipment so that we may determine if it can be utilized and if so, the best use for it. Either an office staff member or a camp ranger will contact you about your donation offer. Thank you for your thoughtful contribution!

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